Course Title: Develop computer network services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: COSC6154C

Course Title: Develop computer network services

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luke Eberbach
Phone: +61 3 9925 4381
Email: luke.eberbach@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 120

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers developing services for network clients to support access to network resources. It encompasses safe working practices, configuring IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, installing and configuring name resolution using Domain Name Server (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), configuring routing and firewalls, configuring remote access and authentication services, file and print services, update services, performance monitoring, data collection services, and documenting development activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED116A Develop computer network services

Element:

1 Prepare to develop network services.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of network services to be developed is determined from network performance specifications and in consultation with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Appropriate development tools and software are selected based on specified requirements and performance standard.
1.6 Strategies are implemented to ensure network development is carried out efficiently.

Element:

2 Install, configure and manage network services.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge and complexities of network infrastructure are applied to developing network services.
2.3 Network infrastructure components in current use and installed and configured in compliance with industry
standards and variants as specified for the network. (See Note 1)
2.4 Management components of network services are configured in compliance with industry standards and requirements
specified for the network. (See Note 2)
2.5 Security components of network services are created in compliance with current industry standards and
requirements specified for the network.
2.6 Network malfunctions are identified and rectified using logical techniques and drawing knowledge of complex
network infrastructure.
2.7 Network is monitored and solutions are developed to optimise network performance and reliability in accordance
with established procedures.
2.8 Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.9 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or
professional standards.
Notes.
1. Examples of network infrastructure components may include DNS, DHCP, Remote Access, Network Protocols, IP
Routing and WINS
2. Examples of management components may include Management Consoles, Server Manager, and Remote administration
tools.

Element:

3 Report network administration activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Written justification is produced for network services development activities and
appropriate person/s notified in accordance with established procedures.
3.2 Network service development records are maintained in accordance with established procedures.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials,practicals, class
discussion, audio-visual presentations, prescribed reading, review questions, case projects, and maintenance of an
engineering journal.


Teaching Schedule

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively both orally
and in writing, and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be
provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conducive to the development of adult
learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and
actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. The specific
responsibilities of students as adult learners in respect of this course are:

  • to be aware of and to observe RMIT University regulations in relation to plagiarism 
  • to submit all required work for assessment on time 
  • to complete all prescribed reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
  • to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
  • to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
  • to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain
Engineers Australia Professional AttributesHow this course addresses Engineers Australia professional attributesHow
assessment components address Engineers Australia professional attributes
Effective CommunicationEncourage group work during lab activities and collaboration in the preparation and
maintenance of the student’s engineering journals
Assessment of the students’ collaboration in the
engineering journal, and practical assessment tasks
CreativePlanning & organising activities, and developing the students’ own engineering journalAssessment
of the students’ ability to create solutions to problems in written and practical assessment tasks as well as
assessment of the students’ engineering journal
Ethical responsibilitiesIntroducing Engineers Australia Code of EthicsObserving legislation and statutory
requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team workEncourage team participation in the completion of practical lab activitiesTeam approach in
collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Life-long learnersEncourage self-study through curiosityDevelopment of the engineering journal as a life
long learning tool
Professional AttitudesPresenting professional imageCommunication, class participation and performance

Week 1: Introduction to Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Assign the Engineering Journal to be handed in during week 16. Client,Servers, and Windows Network
Models,Windows Server 2008 Editions, Windows Server 2008 Hardware Requirements, New Technologies in Windows Server
2008, New Roles and Features in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 User Interface,Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 1-1,1-2,1-3,1-4,1-5,1-6,1-7
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 2.9 3.1, 3.2


Week 2: Installing Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Deployment Improvements in Windows Server 2008,Preparing to Install Windows Server 2008, Installing
Windows Server 2008 with Server Core,Configuring Windows Server 2008,Introduction to Windows Server 2008 Server
Core,Chapter Summary.
Lab: Activities 2-1,2-2,2-3,2-4,2-5,2-6,2-7,2-8
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.8, 2.9 3.1, 3.2

Week 3: Networking with Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Introduction to Networking, Network Addressing with TCP/IP, IPv6 Address Types
Lab: Activities 3-1,3-2,3-3,3-4,3-5,3-6
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 4: Networking with Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Configuring Clients for IPV4 and IPv6,Upgrading your Network to IPv6, Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networking,
Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 3-7,3-8,3-9,3-10,3-11,3-12,3-13
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 5: Installing and Configuring the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Lecture: Basics of DHCP, Exploring DHCP Components and Processes, Installing DHCP in a Windows Server 2008
Environment,Configuring the DHCP Server, DHCP Administration, Troubleshooting DHCP,Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 4-1,4-2,4-3,4-4,4-5,4-6,4-7,4-8,4-9,4-10,4-11,4-12,4-13,4-14,4-15,4-16
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 6: Introduction to DNS in Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Domain Name System, Configuring DNS Clients, Installing DNS in Windows Server 2008, DNS Zones, Chapter
Summary
Lab: Activities 5-1,5-2,5-3,5-4,5-5,5-6,5-7,5-8,5-9,5-10,5-11,5-12
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 7: Managing and Administering DNS in Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Introduction to Active Directory Domain Services, Managing DNS, Troubleshooting DNS, WINS, New DNS
Features, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 6-1,6-2,6-3,6-4,6-5,6-6,6-7,6-8,6-9,6-10,6-11,6-12,6-13,6-14,6-15,6-16,6-17,6-18,6-19,6-20
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 8: Configuring File Services in Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Introduction to Files Services, File and Folder Sharing, Distributed File System, Managing Windows Server
2008 with FRSM, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 7-1,7-2,7-3,7-4,7-5,7-6,7-7,7-8,7-9,7-10,7-11,7-12,7-13,7-14,7-15,7-16,7-17,7-18,7-19
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 9: Introduction to Printers in a Windows Server 2008 Network
Lecture: Windows Printer Model for Windows Server 2008, Deploying Printers and Print Services,Configuring Printer
Resources, Managing Printers and Print Services, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 8-1,8-2,8-3,8-4,8-5,8-6,8-7,8-8,8-9,8-10,8-11,8-12,8-13,8-14,8-15,8-16,8-17,8-18,8-19,8-20
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 10: Network Policy and Access Services in Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Configuring Routing in Windows Server 2008, Configuring Remote Access Services in Windows Server 2008
Lab: Activities 9-1,9-2,9-3,9-4
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 11: Network Policy and Access Services in Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Introduction to Network Policy Server, Wireless Access Configuration in Windows Server 2008,Chapter
Summary
Lab: Activities 9-5,9-6,9-7,9-8,9-9
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2
Week 12: Securing Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Managing Security in Server 2008,Internet Protocol Security
Lab: Activities 10-1,10-2,10-3,10-4,10-5,10-6
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 13: Securing Windows Server 2008
Lecture: Introduction to Network Access Protection, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 10-7,10-8,10-9,10-10,10-11,10-12,10-13,10-14
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 14: Managing and Monitoring a Windows Server 2008 Network
Lecture: Managing Windows Server 2008, Updating Windows Server 2008,Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1
Lab: Activities 11-1,11-2,11-3,11-4,11-5,11-6,11-7,11-8,11-9,11-10
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2

Week 15: Managing and Monitoring a Windows Server 2008 Network
Lecture: Monitoring Windows Server 2008, Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008, Chapter Summary
Lab: Activities 11-11,11-12,11-13,11-14,11-15,11-16,11-17,11-18,11-19,11-20,11-21
Performance Criteria UEENEED116A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 3.1,
3.2
Week 16: Revision Week and Open Book Practical Test
Lecture: Revision
Lab: Open Book Practical Test

Week17&18: Centralised Closed Book Test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

MCTS Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (Exam#70-642), Michael Bender

9781423902362


References


Other Resources

Oracle Virtual Box virtualisation software - available for download from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial - available for download from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-
us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Up to 120-Day Evaluation - supplied with the prescribed text
External USB Hard disk storage device with minimum capacity of 500GB


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

1. Open Book Practical Test - Week 16
2. Lab Journal - Assigned in week 1 and due for submission in week 16
3. Centralised Closed Book Test - to be held during weeks 17&18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskWeightingPerformance Criteria
Open Book Practical Test40%1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9
Lab Journal20%1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 2.9 3.1, 3.2
Centralised Closed Book Test40%1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 2.9 3.1, 3.2

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 32 in addition to 88 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, lab journals

 

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If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or
less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior
Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified
within
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If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge
an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than
2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will
not be accepted or marked.

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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the
University.

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Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours. Student directed
hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, reading text based resources, practising lab
activities, individual student-teacher course related consultation,and writing reflective journals.

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